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Stenella attenuata Gray 1846 (pantropical spotted dolphin)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Delphinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64533

Alternative combinations: Delphinus attenuata, Prodelphinus attenuatus, Steno attenuatus

Synonyms: Clymene punctata Gray 1866 (no. 112980), Delphinus albirostratus Peale 1848 (no. 112978), Delphinus microbrachium Gray 1850 (no. 112979), Delphinus pseudodelphis Wiegmann 1840 (no. 63730), Delphinus velox Cuvier 1829 (no. 112977), Lagenorhynchus pseudodelphis Wiegmann 1840 (no. 129689), Prodelphinus graffmani Lonnberg 1934 (no. 112982), Stenella pseudodelphis Wiegmann 1840 (no. 129688), Steno consimilis Malm 1871 (no. 112981)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1846. On the cetaceous animals. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843 1 & 2:1-53

Belongs to Stenella according to W. F. Perrin et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Delphinus attenuatus, Stenella clymene, Stenella coeruleoalba, Stenella dubia, Stenella frontalis, Stenella longirostris, Stenella rayi

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 49.6, scapula length 107.0

Estimated body mass: 33.8 kg based on humerus length